Frozen in Time
A look back at the week that was…
By P.M. Fadden
Monday, May 22nd – The Republic of Ireland, long known for predominant, conservative Catholicism, becomes the world’s first nation to legalize gay marriage by public referendum, 2015.
Tuesday, May 23rd – Burgundians capture French hundred years war heroine and Roman Catholic Saint Joan of Arc then sell her to the English, 1430.
Wednesday, May 24th – Renaissance and Reformation-era mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus publishes proof of a sun-centered solar system, 1543. He dies just after publication.
Thursday, May 25th – The first atomic cannon is fired in U.S. state, Nevada, 1953.
Friday, May 26th – Feature film Star Wars, Episode IV debuts, 1977.
Saturday, May 27th – Alaskan Proud: Steamer White Seal launched at Fairbanks in 1905. It was the first registered vessel to be built on the Tanana River.
Sunday, May 28th – Amnesty International, a human rights organization, is founded, 1961.
These dates in history are happily brought to you by the Glacier City Gazette in the hopes that the current week is just as noteworthy. Cheers.